Man, I’d really like to blog about GOOD news in voting more often.
But then I come across something like this from Oklahoma:
SB 1466, signed by the Governor on April 9, 2012, limits the number of absentee ballot affidavits a notary public may acknowledge to twenty, unless written approval is obtained from the secretary of the county election board.
I learned about this back in early 2013 and was flabbergasted. I came across it again today while updating our info and remembered just how insane it is.
Oklahoma requires absentee voters to get their ballots notarized or they will be rejected. Oklahoma was then apparently all, Sure, that makes voting *hard*, but what can we do to make it *even harder*? Oh right, we can say each notary can only notarize a maximum of 20 voters’ ballots. So, if your area has 1 notary and 21 absentee voters, good luck with that!
Stay klassy, Oklahoma.